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Tue 24

Pine Tree Frame
by Trina Pham

Hello there.  I have (surprise, surprise) another Christmas card to share today.  I love Christmas, but you probably can’t tell. 😂  So last month at a crafty get together, we played with alcohol inks (AI).  Instead of using yupo paper, we tried them on vellum! Not only did it work, it’s a more cost-effective alternative to yupo.  


It is best to use thick vellum.  The process is exactly the same as working with yupo, except more blending solution was needed to move the inks.  I also used a marker spritzer to blow air and assist in the ink movement.  To finish the snowy background, white gouache paint splatters were added.


To complete the card, started by die cutting the frame from Pine Tree Frame out of Bristol paper three times.  Took the three resulting inner rectangles and die cut them with the tree image.  Stacked the frames and trees for dimension.


Assembled the card onto a textured cardstock panel.  A frame was die cut from silver foil paper to go between the trees an outer frame.


The Peace Cheshire Script sentiment and the bird from Birds and Blossoms were die cut from blue foil paper to finish.  And with that, I wanted to remind you there is still time to enter our Framed challenge ending September 29 EST.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.







A beautiful background and lovely card TFS

Thanks so much for the tip about using heavy vellum with AI. I will be trying that for sure and hope my card will look as awesome as yours does. I love that frame too.

Ohhh...the tree frame is accented with the bkgd AI....brilliantly excited! Marvelous indeed!

Lovely design on this gorgeous card.

WOW, stunning!! Love this one too Trina!

Trina, this card is simply beautiful...love the blue setting for these white silhouette trees. tfs

Gorgeous background, I love the white snow you added and the blue and silver together is my favorite!

Beautiful use of the AI on vellum background!! Love the white trees and frame against it. And the foil sentiment and bird add some wonderful shine. Gorgeous card!!

It's a very elegant and peaceful card, Trina! Thanks for the tip about vellum! I will try! The splatters looks great!

This is gorgeous Trina! Love the beautiful mix of blue AI's to create this beautiful background on vellum. So gorgeous paired with the pine tree frame. Love the silver insert!

Wow, this is amazing, Trina! I LOVE the blue vellum + AI background!! Adding the silver foil frame is such a creative and effective way of highlighting the gorgeous center panel. Excellent details including the falling snow, the shiny die-cut sentiment, and the stitched frames.
Hideko xx

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